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Long-distance caregiving presents unique challenges. If you find yourself in the long-distance caregiving role, here is a summary of things to keep in mind. more

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Being a long-distance caregiver is incredibly stressful and frustrating. It’s difficult locating and vetting caregivers from a distance and the National Institute on Aging says there are approximately 7 million people in the United States trying to c more

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Because Americans have become such a transient culture, adult children are now finding themselves having to deal with an ever-growing crisis: taking on the new-found role as long-distance caregiver. more

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My mother, an 86-year-old widow, lives alone in a small town in the farming country of central Kansas. more

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I am one among millions of statistically likely only-child caregivers working on my own to provide care within the caregiving community. more

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A family meeting to discuss how to best handle a loved one’s declining health has the potential to build bridges or create divisions among family members. more

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Caregiving through a Doctor’s Eyes

Photographer: James Gathany

Caregiving is universal. It knows no boundaries of age, race, religion, profession or economic status. Caregiving will touch all of our lives at some point along the way. more

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Many companies are popping up around the country, offering practical assistance to long-distance caregivers and compassion to the loved ones needing to change location. more

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